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Long associated with royalty
Since the baptism of Clovis around 496, champagne wine has become synonymous with celebration. From 816 to 1825, the kings of France were consecrated in Reims, and champagne was served during the banquet that followed. Francis I, Henry IV, Mary Stuart, and Louis XIV were among the monarchs who received champagne for their coronation. Later, in 1790, champagne was the only drink deemed worthy of encouraging revolutionaries during the first anniversary of the French Revolution. Since then, champagne has been present in all major events, and it is said that Queen Pomaré of Tahiti even baptized a pagan temple with it on her island.
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